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Jeld-Wen acquires Norwegian door maker

Window and door manufacturer Jeld-Wen, which has its North American headquarters in Charlotte, has acquired a Norwegian wooden door manufacturer called Dooria AS.

The Oslo, Norway-based company will become part of Jeld-Wen’s North European business unit, which has 17 sales and production units in seven countries, according to a statement from Jeld-Wen this week.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“This acquisition is aligned with our mission to grow and expand our door and window manufacturing capabilities in Europe,” said Kirk Hachigian, Jeld-Wen president and chief executive officer.

Dooria makes interior, exterior and specialty rated doors for residential and commercial buildings in Swedish and Norwegian markets. The company has three door manufacturing plants in Sweden and employs about 200 people.

Jeld-Wen operates in more than 20 countries with $3.5 billion in revenue, half of which comes from outside the U.S., the company said. The Dooria acquisition adds to the more than $1 billion in sales that Jeld-Wen currently has in Europe.

Jeld-Wen announced it was moving its North American headquarters to Charlotte in 2012 thanks to a Job Development Investment Grant (JDIG) from the state, reported WBTV, the Observer’s news partner.

Katherine Peralta: 704-358-5079, @katieperalta

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